When I chose to love myself…no matter what!

When I chose to love myself…no matter what!

As the coaching session was drawing to a close, Renata gently reminded me to love myself.

I responded a little too quickly with an enthusiastic    “Yes! I am always working on that”…

Not too hard I hope?” she replied softly… ”Oh no, no” I assured her.

Do you know Lisa?” she said with so much wisdom and knowing  “you could choose to love yourself today. From this day forward and every day. You don’t need to work at it. Choose it and keep choosing it”.

Do you remember the last time you received a message with such intensity – an ‘aha’ moment – it’s huge and you know your life has changed forever.

Mothers Guilt

Mothers Guilt

Why are the words 'mother' and 'guilt' so readily attached to each other? It's a phrase that we mum's use loosely - like it's natural to feel it (yes!) but as with any negative emotion, if left and not released, is unhealthy and at worst, can become debilitating.

So do we arrive at this place of motherhood and become magnets for guilt?  Or did we grow up believing that we had to be perfect; there was always a 'right' and 'wrong'; and our job was to avoid doing anything 'wrong'? As we are programmed at a very young age (most of our beliefs are formed between 0-6 years), this guilt we experience as mums is not a new thing. It just intensifies when we take on this role.

 

What children teach us…

What children teach us…

While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about!

I am writing this as I lie next to my nine year old son. He is home from school today and wants me to stay close to him, I am more than happy to oblige. He has been in and out of sleep most of today. He was up many times last night because of a high temperature that triggered a number of nightmares.


From a young age he has experienced night terrors. He would sit up in bed screaming and crying and nothing would seem to calm him. 

Did you forget about me?

Did you forget about me?

 

Did you know there is a little girl deep inside you who needs to be acknowledged, loved and supported?  Or had you just forgotten about her??

As mothers, we often become so absorbed by the overwhelming job of raising “happy, confident children” that we forget our own ‘inner child’ needing our attention and who is often screaming for us to hear her voice.

I remember very clearly the first time I was introduced to that little girl inside of me.  It was during a session at The Golden Door with a beautiful intuitive healer named Ananda.  This ‘little girl’ was initially introduced to me as a stranger but she was oddly familiar. 

13 ways to create a joyful life

13 ways to create a joyful life

1- Know that absolutely nothing outside of you can offer lasting joy

It is ALL inside of you.

No amount of beauty, money or success will bring you happiness if you haven’t discovered it in yourself first.

 

2- Consciously choose joy every day

If we don't deliberately choose joy, we will find it in chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. Choosing joy everyday may be allocating time for meditation, yoga, gardening, flowers, taking a soothing bath … or simply sharing a smile.

Releasing my emotional attachment to feeling good!

Releasing my emotional attachment to feeling good!

Recently I have discovered my emotional attachment to "the need to feel good".  I’m one of those people that really experiences the highs and when I’m there, everything is great. I feel alive: excited; happy; energised; and at peace with me and where I am. However conversely, if there are things going on around me that I find challenging to deal with (enter 3 young boys, including a set of twins thrown in the mix!), I find myself getting stuck in feelings of frustration and almost melancholy and in that state, I am noticing my urge to "get away" from it..to run away from these feelings and hide. 

The Non Judgement Files

The Non Judgement Files

After seeing Gabby Bernstein earlier this month, we have been been participating in the  challenge  she set of "40 days of non judgement". 

Over this time we have been witnessing our judgements of others, and more harshly it has seemed, our judgement of ourselves.  Although this challenge highlighted how far we have come in our own personal journeys in being able to acknowledge our judging, and choose again. 

40 Days of Non-Judgement….

40 Days of Non-Judgement….

Last night we joined Gabby Bernstein in Melbourne for her "Spirit Junkie" Australian tour.  She challenged us to join her for 40 days of non-judgment.  We are up for it and trust that you are too!

Can you imagine if your life was free of judgement? If your mantra each morning was 'today I will judge nothing that occurs' how different would life be for you? Would you feel happier? More compassionate? No doubt we will become more present just by being aware of our thoughts.